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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- PHOENIX's James Wirt

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- PHOENIX's James Wirt

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on!

In this week's edition, we caught up with James Wirt, who is starring as 'Bruce' in Phoenix- currently playing at Cherry Lane Theatre.

What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?

Wow I actually can't remember. The last show I saw was Of Mice and Men.

What is your most unique pre-show ritual?

Looking at old family photos and talking to myself in the mirror.

What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment?

I was in the Off Broadway show "Let's Kill Grandma this Christmas" and I'm coming out with a big white pillow to smother Grandma in the middle of the night but before my entrance I couldn't find my pajama pants, I was cued for my entrance and I enter with my tight white underwear and long black socks and a huge white pillow. The audience
erupted into laughter and I had to hide my own face in the pillow because I was cracking up while I was supposed to be in a serious scene with the other actor. "The show must go on", so much fun!!!

What is the one role you want to play before you die?

I would love to play 'Charlie Fox' in Speed the Plow and 'Jamie' in A Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Who is your Broadway crush?

Cherry Jones and Mark Rylance

Where can people stalk you online?

buy tickets

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